MESSAGE TO GEGEN/UBER BLACK DRIVERS
As you are probably aware, On October 17, 2014, your company decided to roll out Uber X in Philadelphia. Uber did this knowingly and intentionally without acquiring the proper certifications and in violation of the law. Uber X, which deploys unregulated family cars driven by uncertified drivers, is considered to be an Illegal Service Provider by the PPA. The Authority has responded, and will continue to enforce the rule of law. Any vehicle found providing this type of service is subject to a fine of $1,000 and impoundment.
Our enforcement officers on the street have been inundated by complaints from Uber Black drivers regarding the drain Uber X is having on their work. We agree that it is patently unfair for Uber to offer your assignments to someone who is uncertified and operating an uninsured family car just to further increase their own profit margin. This disregard for your partnership is especially egregious, in light of all the certification requirements, training and vehicle financing obligations to which you have committed for this company.
REPORT UBER X VEHICLES
Call the PPA-TLD complaint line at 215-683-9440 and provide the tag number, location and vehicle description.
Email TLDEnforcement@philapark.org. Include the tag number, location and vehicle description.
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